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    Ready to Hit the Beach? 9 Tips for A Safe Day

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    It’s beach season and parents should keep in mind some steps that will keep their children safe when in or near the ocean. While most adults worry about their children being at risk in pools, a large number of drowning incidents also happen in lakes, rivers, and oceans. According to the Center for Disease Control, [...]

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    New Study Shows Black Homeowner Recovery Significantly Lags Whites; Wealth Disparity Widens

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    By Inga Sarda-Sorensen NEW YORK — America’s racial wealth gap increased dramatically following the recent housing market collapse, placing black homeowners at severe economic disadvantage, perhaps for generations to come. That’s the conclusion from new research released today by the American Civil Liberties Union.

” Not only were black homeowners devastated by the housing market collapse, [...]

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  • Got a Picky Eater? Using Your Mind Can Help

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    By Justin and Le-Anne Noble It’s not uncommon for children to pick and choose what they eat for every meal or what they absolutely refuse to eat. In fact, in a study published in PubMed Central shows that 13-22% of children aged 2-11 are considered picky eaters. It was also found that picky eating can [...]

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    Better Young Readers With 6 Key Strategies

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

      By Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D. There’s certainly a reason that reading is the first of the three R’s. Reading is a fundamental skill needed to function in today’s society. There are few tasks that don’t involve some form of reading, which is why it’s so important for kids to learn early. Many child readers [...]

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    Ready for Camp! 3 Items We Love

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    Packing for sleepaway camp can have the whole house in disarray. Between campers trying to pack their entire rooms to parents triple checking for all the essentials, it’s pretty easy to lose track of it all. Well here are 3 items that we think will make packing and camping much, much easier. 1 – Zipit [...]

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Pregnancy

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Jul
1

Pregnant this Summer? 3 Tips for staying cool

Being pregnant any time of the year can be uncomfortable, but pregnancy during the summer months has a reputation for being even more difficult. The hot, sticky days combined with all the activities you still want to take part in can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Erika Boom, certified pre and postnatal [...]

Breastfeeding

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Sep
27

Campaign Aimed to Improve Breastfeeding rates in kansas

In 2011, Kansas ranked 42nd nationally when surveyed by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their hospitals’ (statewide) efforts to encourage mothers to breastfeed. Dr. Robert Moser, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary stated “We have a lot of room for improvement,” on Thursday at the Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding. [...]

Babies & Toddlers

Jul
3

Got a Picky Eater? Using Your Mind Can Help

By Justin and Le-Anne Noble It’s not uncommon for children to pick and choose what they eat for every meal or what they absolutely refuse to eat. In fact, in a study published in PubMed Central shows that 13-22% of children aged 2-11 are considered picky eaters. It was also found that picky eating can [...]

Big Kid

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Jun
9

Need To Reduce Your Kids’ Screen Time?? Check Out These Screen-Free, Radio Broadcasts Your Kids Will Love!

Good news parents! A new, weekly broadcast is being hailed as NPR for kids. It’s screen free and educational. Check out Alex Gordon Radio  which features musical content, news stories, young reporters and new episodes every Monday! Subscriptions start at $4.00 for one month. You’re welcome!

Tweens & Teens

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Jun
25

Parents Take Note!: What Every Teen Should Know About Facebook & Their Privacy

With Facebook facing new fraud complaints about how it uses personal data, Stanford computer science professor and online privacy expert Monica Lam has an important message for  teens and their parents:  Be careful about how you use Facebook because you may be giving away your privacy and empowering teen marketers without even knowing it. Lam [...]

Life & Family

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Jul
8

Ready to Hit the Beach? 9 Tips for A Safe Day

It’s beach season and parents should keep in mind some steps that will keep their children safe when in or near the ocean. While most adults worry about their children being at risk in pools, a large number of drowning incidents also happen in lakes, rivers, and oceans. According to the Center for Disease Control, [...]

Kimberly's Blog

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Sep
3

Why Ferguson Has Everything to Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

The tragic events in Ferguson have exposed an inconvenient truth about which lives matter in the United States. About how stereotypes and unspoken fears lead to unsubstantiated actions with dangerous, life-ending consequences. As we learned that Michael Brown’s body laid in the street for over an hour without detectives’ attention, we saw firsthand the power of [...]

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May
29

Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]

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